The Best Outfits to Wear on St. Patrick's Day for Any Possible Plans
If You're Going to a St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wear your heaviest green parka and shamrock accessories. More often than not, the weather will be chilly for your city's annual parade, so bundling up is a must! We recommend an army green puffer (like the warm and cozy coat that's gone viral this winter!) and layering up on thematic accessories.
Coat: Orolay women's thickened down jacket, $139.99; amazon.com
Hat: Dalix four leaf clover baseball cap, $12.99; amazon.com
Scarf: Beautiful Nomad pashmina shawl wrap scarf, $21.99; amazon.com
If You're Just Going Out for One Drink
Wear a festive tee or the greenest shirt in your closet. It's a basic requirement to wear green on St. Patrick's Day. (Trust us, fellow party-goers will harass you all night long if you don't participate!) So now's the time to add a cute (and re-wearable!) top to your wardrobe or pick up a reasonably-priced on-theme tee if you're really feeling festive.
Target Guinness short-sleeve graphic T-shirt, $14.99; target.com
Lucky clvoer stripes T-shirt, $39.50; nordstrom.com
Anthropologie "Lydia" lace top, $68; anthropologie.com
If You're Celebrating the Entire Day
Wear a full-on shamrock-theme get-up. St. Patrick's Day is one of the happiest holidays of the year because the more you get into it, the more fun it becomes. So that means the tackier the accessory, the better. Yes, even shamrock earrings and sneakers are fully encouraged!
Shirt: Lost Goods St. Patrick's Day lucky retro shamrock T-shirt, $19.99; walmart.com
Earrings: Tipsy Elves four leaf clover glitter earrings, $14.95; tipsyelves.com
Leggings: Tipsy Elves green St. Patrick’s Day leggings, $19.95; amazon.com
Shoes: Brooks Launch 7 shamrock shoes, $99.95; zappos.com
Necklace: Amscan shamrock bead necklace, $7.48; amazon.com
If You Want to Look Festive for Work
Wear a Kelly green outfit. Kelly green is the shade of the season, but it will also look flattering any other time of the year.
Cupcakes and Cashmere "Rosalia" floral-print long-sleeve dress, $130; nordstrom.com
J.Crew "Regent" blazer, $198; jcrew.com
Boden "Lorna" knitted dress, $170; bodenusa.com
If You're Going Anywhere That Has Green Beer on Tap
Wear a tee that reflects your love for the holiday. Green beer is to St. Patrick's Day what eggnog is to Christmas — a holiday must-have. (Also the T-shirt and sandals are very washable, so you're prepared for any activity.)
Esty I Love Day Drinking shirt, $25; esty.com
ISlide shamrock blown-up sandals, $44.99; islideusa.com
If You're Going to an Annual Irish Festival
If You Want to Subtly Show Your St. Patrick's Day Support
Whether you want to pair these fun accessories with your greenest outfit or wear just one or two to show your Irish pride, they make a very pretty addition to any outfit.
Necklace: Gucci sterling silver "G Charlotte" clover necklace, $179.99; tjmaxx.tjx.com
PopGrip: PopSockets claddagh bling PopGrip, $10; popsockets.com
Earring: Aurelie Bidermann "Aurelie" clover single earring, $95; shopbop.com
Bracelet: Gorgjana power gemstone bracelet for communication, $38; gorjana.com
Ring: Alex and Ani four leaf clover charm ring, $48; alexandani.com
Earring Studs: QVC Solvar shamrock earrings, $418; qvc.com